The Retrograde Kimono Dress II - Encircled

The Retrograde Kimono Dress II


The Retrograde Kimono Dress is more than just a dress. It's a kimono, jacket and chic little black dress in one. Bonus! It has two pockets. The slim, flattering cut has a modern, drop-shoulder sleeve. This versatile piece beautifully meshes form and function.

          • Easy fit with two pockets, lightweight full-zipper and vegan leather accents.

            Fits true to size, knee length.

            Length from Back Neck to Hem: XS - 32", S - 33", M - 34", L - 35", XL - 36", XXL - 37"

            Sleeve Length: XS - 19 1/2", S - 20 1/4", M - 21", L - 21 3/4", XL - 22 1/2", XXL - 23 1/4"

            Breathable, luxurious fabric for all-day comfort.

            Ethically-made in Toronto.
          • Made from a blend of MicroModal® | Lycra

            Our MicroModal is knit and dyed in Toronto. MicroModal
            is a naturally derived, plant-based fabric cultivated from beech-tree pulp which is sustainably sourced in Austria, and neighbouring countries. Modal is made through an environmentally-conscious process where 95% of water and materials used to make the fabric are recycled. The fabric is also OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified which means it is free of harmful chemicals.

            Learn about our fabrics


          • Fit Advice:The Retrograde Kimono Dress II has been resized to fit true to size. We suggest ordering true to your normal size to get the intended look. If you prefer a slimmer or tighter look, we suggest choosing a size down than your usual Encircled size. View the size chart

            Model's Measurements:
            shown in the product shots, is 5’8"/size 6-8 and wearing an M.

            Aisha shown in the Black product shots is 5’11"/size 12-14 and wearing an L.
          • Hand wash preferably in cold water. For best care, hang to dry. Do not dry clean, and do not put in the dryer. A light iron can be used if needed, but please use a towel in between the iron and garment.


    0 - 2 (XS)
    4 - 6 (S)
    8 -10 (M)
    12 - 14 (L)
    16 - 18 (XL)
    20 (XXL)


    Customer Reviews

    Based on 49 reviews
    Exceeded my expectations!

    I've had my eye on this Kimono for a few months, hesitating as I wasn't sure if the fit would flatter or the cost would be worthwhile. When it arrived, I was delighted that it surpassed my expectations! The material is soft, SO comfortable and so luxurious. The drape and style is effortlessly flattering and so easy to wear. I find myself reaching for the kimono numerous times a week to layer over jeans/leggings and basic tops - it adds so much more style over other layering cardigans, sweaters and jackets that I own. I'm looking forward to warmer weather when I can wear it casually or dressy as a dress. I wasn't sure what size to order, as I am right on the edge of small/medium sizing at 35/29/39....and am a medium in the nomadic v neck, but wear a small in the revolve dress and evolve top. I was concerned I'd want the medium for the length, as I am 5'8". However the medium sold out, and I went for the small, and it is a perfect fit. It drapes nicely when zipped, is not too over sized or sloppy when worn unzipped and the length falls just above the knee and is a really comfortable length for a taller person without feeling remotely too short (when worn as a dress). I am so happy with this purchase and it is so versatile to wear and style, that I feel it was absolutely worth the higher price point. Also, the re-design that added pockets and streamlined the silhouette is what sold me on trying this design. I have no regrets! This is the best purchase I've made in awhile!

    Very gorgeous (very over sized)

    This is a really well made and versatile garment, I am definitely going to be wearing it both as a blazer and a kimono dress with the zipper to the back and a big belt. Will be great for travel. But please note, it does run very large. In no universe am I usually a size Medium, but I sized down from a regular XL (I'm usually a 14 in Canada) and returned a large for a medium, which fits great. I wear a 38G and I have hips and a stomach and its still good. Size down!

    I love it!

    Comfortable and versatile, and has pockets!


    I absolutely adore this dress! I hesitated due to the cost,but couldn’t be happier with my purchase. The fabric is luxurious,giving the dress a beautiful drape and feel. I love the versatility of the design-it has already become a wardrobe staple for me! I am a small,and found the extra small feels just right,if a tad short on the zipper side(Iam5’8”).

    My new favourite

    This is my first purchase from Encircled. I’m going to
    Italy and needed a versatile piece to wear different ways. This is perfect! It’s beautifully made, versatile and really comfortable. I’m a 14/16 and ordered a large. It works zipped up as a dress and left open as a jacket, with room to spare. Love the pockets!